Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Remake on Unreal Engine 4 Looks Incredibly Gorgeous
The new footage from the fan remake of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas compares its visuals to the original version of the game.
A fan-remake version of Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has been developed by a group of modders, and although it won’t be available for download as a functional mod, it’s worth gorgeous the game looks in Unreal Engine 4.
ArcadiaSquad is a team of passionate modders who have put a lot of effort into reconstructing the map of GTA San Andreas with modern-day visuals for machinima purposes. Unfortunately, the remake isn’t a functional mod, which means it will never be launched on any platform. That said, it’s still fun to watch how they’ve added so many incredible details to a popular 6th-gen title.
The footage was already shared by the team behind the remake project, but Take-Two Interactive shut down the video due to copyright issues. The video above has been shared by a different YouTube channel with a fake title, introducing the game as a remake for PS5, which is definitely wrong.
Originally launched in 2004, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is one of the greatest open-world games in the all-time history of video games, setting new standards to its genre. Personally, it’s my most favorite GTA entry up until now, and I don’t think it would be changed in the future. For the first time in the series, GTA San Andreas delivered three different cities representing Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas, three important cities on the western side of the US.
Aside from its vast world, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas experienced an incredibly successful launch on consoles and PC. According to a report by Kotaku, the game has reached 27.5 million copies sales worldwide overall. Over 70% of the sales are related to the PlayStation 2 version of the game, which made San Andreas the best-selling game of the console during its lifecycle.
Rockstar Games is currently working on the next entry of the GTA series, and according to the rumors, it’s in the early stages of development.